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Exciting News! Stop & Shop Community Bag Program

Exciting News! We have been chosen by Stop & Shop to benefit from the Community Bag Program during the month of November!  The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to a local community cause while supporting the environment. How it works: Each time a reusable Community Bag ($2.50) is purchased at the Stop & Shop in Sand Hill Plaza (228 South Main Street), $1 will be donated ...

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Movement, Nutrition, and Expanding Your Personal Practice

Thursday, November 14th at 1:30 in the Meeting Room. Sean Fitzpatrick, Personal Biomechanics Trainer and Health Coach is back! Our class will open with a general discussion on what it means to have a personal health practice.  We will devote some time to discussing what it means to consume Real Food vs. Food Products, and the impact both have on our health. Our movement practice will focus on the fundamentals of strength, flexibility, and balance.  We will ...

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Clothing Swap Sponsored by NEAT

  Saturday, November 23 from 1:30-3:30. Each person should bring 10 or more items in good condition, no holes or stains. Bags, jewelry, and women's clothing. Snacks provided. Come 15 minutes early to set up. All items may be taken away for free (no swap) from 3-3:30. Click here to register

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Love CHBL? Get Involved!

Seeking Trustees for the Cyrenius H. Booth Library! Got talent & experience with Buildings & Grounds or Fundraising/Development? Want to use your skills for a higher purpose? Resident of Newtown? Then we want YOU to submit your resume for consideration to be a Trustee of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library! You can help further the library's mission to promote the joy of lifelong learning, stimulate curiosity, support the exchange of ideas, & provide a welcoming gathering ...

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers in the  chbMAKERS' Corner. After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Please register. For ages 12 to adult.   Thursday, November 7 4:00PM - 5:15PM Friday, November 22 3:30PM - 4:30PM                

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American reinforcements, arrive on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944 during World War II. They will reinforce fighting units that secured the Norman beachhead and spread north toward Cherbourg.  (AP Photo/U.S. COAST GUARD)

Newtown Historical Society: The Allied Invasion of Normandy CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Tuesday, November 12th at 7:30 in the Meeting Room. Come at 7:00 to see an educational and entertaining video. The war in Europe had gone on for 5 long years. Just as the English Channel had protected Britain from Nazi invasion, now the Channel protected occupied Europe from liberation. On June 6, 1944, D-Day, that protection would be breached, and the massive Allied force would begin the ten-month process of ending the Third Reich. John Cilio has been ...

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Genealogy Club of Newtown: The Tree of Lives: My Journey Through Genealogy

On Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00, Joel Levitt will discuss his book; the story of his immigrant ancestors and their descendants as they arrived and settled in the Golden Land. He will discuss how he located documents, photos, and family trees. Come early to converse with other genealogists and enjoy some light refreshments. All welcome!

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French Lessons

Learned a little French in school? Going on a trip? These lessons are designed for people with a rudimentary knowledge of the language. We will refresh our skills with Mme. Anette Roth through song, video and basic conversation. Please sign up for each class separately. Tuesday, November 12, 12-1:00 in Gathering Room Click here to register   Tuesday, December 10, 12-1:00 in Gathering Room Click here to register  

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Creative Calisthenics

Join PeaceLove instructor Paula Brinkman Saturday, November 23 at 2 pm in the library meeting room for a collaborative program of artistic expression. Dress for a mess, acrylic paints will be used. For ages 8 and up with an adult partner. Register online. 

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Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Sunday, November 24th from 1-5:00, or whenever one team wins. Try your skills at completing your team’s puzzle before the other teams do! Teams will be comprised of six people each, with every team working on the same puzzle. You can create your own team or be randomly placed on a team. Please sign up in person at the second floor circulation desk. Drinks and snacks will be available.  

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BOPPA CHUA! History of the 50s and 60s Through Popular Song

Sunday, November 20th from 2-4:00 in the Meeting Room. A celebration of those memorable and colorful decades, this two person show is a multi-media presentation of song, storytelling and laughter.  Spontaneous singing springs up all around the room as the audience enjoys our common heritage in song and winds up feeling great about where we’ve been and where we are. Click here to register  

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Simple, Healthy Cooking for One or Two

Thursday, November 21st at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Chef Sharon will demonstrate how to make a satisfying cold weather meal, with plenty of samples, and recipes to take home.   Register here.

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The Stamford Nature Center presents: Nocturnal Animals

Saturday, November 30 at 2:00 pm in the library meeting room, explore the unique adaptations of nocturnal animals and meet some live members of the "night crew."  For ages 4 and up.  Register here.

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Three by Margaret Atwood with Mark Schenker

Dr. Schenker of Yale College will lead discussions of three interrelated stories from Margaret Atwood's 2006 collection Moral Disorder and Other Stories. You can pick up copies of the stories at the desk. All discussions are on Saturdays at 2:00 in the Gathering Room: October 19          "The Art of Cooking and Serving"   Click here to register November 2       "The Headless Horseman"   Click here to register November 16     "The Boys at the Lab"    Click ...

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Holiday Needle Felting with Katie

Monday December 9 from 4:30-6:00 in the Meeting Room. Enjoy a sociable time creating a small creature or ornament, using dyed wool roving and a burred needle. Click here to register

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InnerAct with Anthony DePoto

Exercise your imagination on the following Saturdays at 1 pm in the library meeting room on November 16 and December 14.  Actor and educator, Anthony DePoto will lead children in a variety of theater games that foster creativity, communication,  and storytelling. For ages 7-10. Register here.  

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Saturday Lego Club Holiday Edition

Saturday Lego Club Holiday Edition

Have fun constructing a holiday decoration to bring home on Saturday, December 14 at 2 pm in the children's story hour room. For ages 7-9.  Register online.

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Fridays December 13-January 17, at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. Register online.

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Saturday Science with EverWonder Children’s Museum

Saturday Science with EverWonder Children's Museum

An educator from the EverWonder Children's Museum will lead a workshop Saturday, December 28 at 2 pm in the meeting room.  Children will perform a simple dissection to analyze what's inside an owl pellet.  For children in grades 3-6.  Note:  a small knife will be used for dissecting the pellets. Click here to register.

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Tuesday Tech Clinic

Looking for a little nudge to get going with Google? Got a question about how to use Libby, Hoopla, or Mango? Trying to send your friend a photo from your smartphone? Drop in on Tuesdays 2-3 pm for a helping hand with digital technology. IT Librarian Olivia Scully will work with you for up to 15 minutes, and you'll be on your way to greater tech comfort in no time! First come, first served. Feel free to ...

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All of Us Newtown

As part of the ‘Healthy Community’ movement in Newtown, and as an agent of community cooperation and collaboration, the C.H. Booth Library’s All of Us Newtown project is a program of outreach involving public education about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy using resources available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click to learn more!

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org


Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.


BooksHealHeartslogo_web72dpiBooks Heal Hearts” – donations to the C.H. Booth Library for our community.

Local and regional support organizations and services.